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    Song a Week Season2: Week 2

    Week 2, remember, no eliminations, everyone welcome to join in!

    Scores after week 1 are as Follows:

    Iron1: 10 points
    Nick: 10 Points
    7 Dying Trees: 10 points
    Blankplank: 10 points
    Markus: 10 points
    The rest of MG.org: a shameful 0 points

    Instead of eliminations, we will work like thus:

    We'll attempt to submit one song a week.

    - The first scores you 10 points.
    - The second in a week scores you 5 points
    - The third, 2 points
    - The fourth 1 point, and 1 point for every further song.

    If you miss a week, you score 0 points, but, it allows everyone to keep playing until the end. It means people falling ill or ending up with heavy workloads don't get eliminated due to bad luck, and it also means people can start and join in whenever, and play a bit of catch up if they want. 10 points is an incentive to submit weekly, but if something happens, and it's late, you can still play a little catch up.

    We'll keep a rolling tally all the way through to week 8, at which point someone will be rewarded with the coveted season 2 crown(*)

    Rules:
    1) All Submissions by end of play 19th of April
    2) Even if noone can check, the spirit is writing a song a week
    3) No rules on genre, you don't even need to do the same style next week
    4) Must be a song, unless you have a very (and I mean the kind that is beyond the ability of mere mortals) good argument for playing the same riff for 3+ minutes it won't fly
    5) Entries composed on a tascam or without drums, whatever, also welcome, this is about writing a song, not dressing it up in lipstick and a short skirt
    6) If you don't submit, you're don't score points.
    7) Remember that quality outstrips quantity, don't just post up tons of rubbish to try and win, we're doing this to get writing, someone winning the coveted season 2 crown is a bonus(*)
    8) Mixtests don't count, there's another forum for that (ss.org)
    9) Submissions to be posted as soundcloud links

    We will not:
    1) Make people feel bad about mixing skills by turning this into a mixtest competition, it's about getting a load of us writing to a deadline, this is about writing, not about how awesome your headless kiesel sounds through an axe fx with superior drummer
    2) Make people feel bad about how well it's recorded
    3) Spam thread with songs we've had lying around for ages or anything non relevant to this competition and it's rules
    4) Discourage anyone from participating
    5) Tell anyone they suck. Songwriting is a skill, you learn it, some people will be better, others worse, this isn't a pissing competition
    6) Steal others work or ideas.

    Lastly, when commenting on other peoples work:


    (*) crown may not be real and instead be made of internet kudos

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    This is great when I have inspiration but actually makes me hate playing guitar when I dont!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    This is great when I have inspiration but actually makes me hate playing guitar when I dont!
    Tell me about it, now when i start something, and if it goes nowhere, I get annoyed that I'm going to have to try something else

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    I just can't stand drum programming.
    "How can less be more? It's impossible. More is more."
    -Yngwie J. Malmsteen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus View Post
    I just can't stand drum programming. <img src="https://www.metalguitarist.org/forum/images/smilies/ugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Ugh" class="inlineimg" />
    Drag and drop

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    I don't have enough midi packs to be able to do that. I found the drum sounds that came with Metal Machine to be good, but most of the beats are way too busy for me - then I bought a Progressive pack and it didn't have anything else than 4/4 beats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus View Post
    I don't have enough midi packs to be able to do that. I found the drum sounds that came with Metal Machine to be good, but most of the beats are way too busy for me - then I bought a Progressive pack and it didn't have anything else than 4/4 beats <img src="https://www.metalguitarist.org/forum/images/smilies/wallbash.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wallbash" class="inlineimg" />
    I have the prog one and it has 3 4 5 and 7 /4 if I remember right? Are you just talking about the kit or the midi pack?

    I would recommend the standard 'metal beats' pack just for a variety of good rock and metal stuff that's not either blasts thrash or double kick patterns. Also the doom/core one is good for dome hard hitting beats that aren't double bass etc

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    Already on it 👌🏻

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